Liberal women take the heat out of bullying debate – Politics

Liberal women take the heat out of bullying debate – Politics

Posted September 12, 2018 17:28:23 Women within the Liberal Party are backing away from previous threats and comments they have made about party bullies. Key points: Liberal senator Linda Reynolds says she won’t make any further public comment about bullying during the leadership spill Senator Reynolds had slammed bullying during …

Perth murders: man charged over deaths of women and children in Bedford home | Australia news

A 24-year-old man has been charged with five counts of murder after two-year-old twin girls, their three-year-old sister, mother and grandmother were found dead in Perth. The bodies of Mara Quinn, aged in her 40s, her three-year-old daughter Charlotte, two-year-old twins Alice and Beatrix, and their grandmother were found at …

Painful sex: Why women put up with it, and what can be done – Health

Painful sex: Why women put up with it, and what can be done – Health

For the first seven years of her marriage, Ing couldn’t have sex. It was too painful. “It felt as if there was a tear in my vagina … I would feel a sharp pain for two or three days afterwards,” she says. “Every time my husband touched me, my whole …

Does the will exist to end bullying and intimidation of women in politics?

Does the will exist to end bullying and intimidation of women in politics?

Updated September 08, 2018 11:09:32 Photo: Rita Saffioti, Julie Bishop and Mia Davies (l-r) have all spoken out about the treatment of female MPs. (ABC News) As the list of federal female politicians who have either experienced or witnessed bullying and intimidation in the workplace continued to grow this week, …

The meritocracy myth has silenced Liberal women – but no more | Australia news

The culture of the Liberal party doesn’t reward women with loud voices and sharp elbows. Women of childbearing age still get asked at preselections how they will manage to have children and align that responsibility with their professional lives. The party likes to maintain the pretence that it is a …

Dance, song and shared meals combat social exclusion for refugee women in Sydney

Dance, song and shared meals combat social exclusion for refugee women in Sydney

Posted September 07, 2018 19:23:23 Photo: Many women at the gathering face social isolation because of language barriers and uncertainty over their visa status. (ABC Radio Sydney: Harriet Tatham) A dance, song and cooking gathering in Sydney’s inner west is helping tackle the social exclusion that confronts many refugees who …

Former Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber accused of calling women ‘fat, hairy lesbians’ in workplace

Former Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber accused of calling women ‘fat, hairy lesbians’ in workplace

Updated September 06, 2018 13:17:13 Photo: Greg Barber launches the Victorian Greens state election campaign in November 2014. (AAP: Julian Smith) The Australian Greens party is facing more claims of sexism, with a former state leader accused of referring to women in the workplace as “fat, hairy lesbians”, “power pussies” …